St. Mary’s City, MD– The St. Mary’s College of Maryland baseball team (10-9) played their first game of a three-game series with Lancaster Bible College this afternoon (Apr. 15). The Seahawks fell to the Chargers 18-9.
How It Happened
- Both teams traded runs early on as Lancaster Bible built a 6-3 lead after the first three innings of play. In the early innings, the Seahawks did most of their damage in the second. Ian Walters was able to drive a ball to deep center field to give the Seahawks their first run of the afternoon off of an RBI single. Later in the second inning, Brian Sanders brought home two more runners after hitting another RBI single.
- The Seahawks found themselves in a slump in the middle innings of the ball game, as the Chargers scored the next 10 runs of the contest to take a 16-3 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning. Ian Adams was able to break the cold streak for the Seahawks, driving home the Seahawks’ first runner since the second inning. Lancaster Bible led St. Mary’s 16-4 going into the eighth inning.
- St. Mary’s began to rally in the last two innings of the contest in hopes of a comeback attempt. Nate Brown got things going for the Seahawks after he connected on a RBI single. Brett Rothman successfully converted on a sacrifice fly to bring one more runner to home plate in the inning. In the ninth inning, Derek Bellemare drove a ball down the infield line to bring two more Seahawk runners home. Bellamore singled on the play. Unfortunately for the Seahawks, the rally came up short. The Chargers took game one of the series, 18-9.
Inside the Box Score
- George Berbakos led the Seahawks in hits with three, one of which were doubles.
- Derek Bellamore and Brian Sanders both had two RBI’s on the day for St. Mary’s.
- Tyson Johnson took the start on the mound for the Seahawks, facing 26 batters. Jace Jett, Skylar Kaplan, Ethan Gray and Tyler Campbell all made appearances in relief today for the Seahawks.
- Skylar Kaplan made her first appearance on the mound today as a Seahawk. Kaplan is the third female baseball player in the history of St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Apr. 16 vs. Lancaster Bible (DH) | 12 PM & 3 PM